It’s Complicated: New UPS Tiered Pricing Goes Into Effect Soon

It’s Complicated: New UPS Tiered Pricing Goes Into Effect Soon

Effective April 11, bigger isn’t necessarily better and thinking out of the box could cost you more, especially if you ship with UPS. That’s when the carrier’s latest Additional Handling and Large Package surcharges go into effect. Announced in late 2020, the new...
What’s (Literally) Up With LTL Carriers’ Rates?

What’s (Literally) Up With LTL Carriers’ Rates?

If you’ve been feeling a little bit larger lately, join the club. According to a recent study, many Americans have gained anywhere from 22 to 37 pounds since the pandemic began. It’s a similar situation in the LTL market, with current rates tipping the scales at 6-12...
Side By Side: Comparing Carriers’ LTL General Rate Increases

Side By Side: Comparing Carriers’ LTL General Rate Increases

On March 8, Logistics Management’s John Schultz wrote that, “Analysts and trucking executives say that it isn’t a question of whether [LTL] rates will go up. It’s only a matter of how high those rates will climb in 2021.” Here’s a head-to-head look at how that...
Ask AFS – Our Experts Weigh In On Your Most Pressing Questions

Ask AFS – Our Experts Weigh In On Your Most Pressing Questions

Is it bad form to share memes that poke fun of logistics mistakes – like the ones that were posted about the recent Suez Canal blockage? (Asking for a friend.) We hate to be a buzzkill. But unfortunately the answer is yes. Ultimately the Suez Canal snafu restricted...